24 months
15360 GBP/year
6410 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Creative Musicianship degree offered at Ulster University is for musicians wishing to develop or refresh their professional expertise for work in the creative industries.


Creative Musicianship degree offered at Ulster University is a series of linked postgraduate awards offered both full-time (1 year) and part-time (2 years). With a particular emphasis on practice-based study the programme has been designed to appeal to musicians from a variety of backgrounds and genres, interesting in pursuing one of three named pathways:

  • Performance Studies (classical, Irish traditional, jazz, rock or popular styles)
  • Composition and Creative Audio (including the combination of acoustic and electronic sources, film music, interactive and mixed media)
  • Music and Communities (including disability arts and traditional music communities)


  • Professional work in the creative industries
  • Further academic or practical study
  • Community-based education and/or creative work
  • Technical positions in the music industry
  • Teaching work

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Composition Seminar 
  • Composition and Creative Audio Practice 
  • Music and Communities Seminar 
  • Music and Communities in Practice 
  • Music and Communities in Practice 
  • Performance in Practice 
  • Performance Seminar 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A written proposal outlining the intended area of individual study should support the application; all applicants will be interviewed and/or auditioned.
  • English Language Requirements
  • hold a second-class honours degree or better in music or another relevant discipline from a recognised institution, 
  • an equivalent qualification, 
  • be able to provide other evidence of ability and experience appropriate to the course. International applicants whose first language is not English must attain either of the following English competence standards:

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15360 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15360 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6410 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6410 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • The fees indicated are for full-time study.
  • The price of your overall programme will be determined by the number of modules in the relevant academic year.


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